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Want to get a head’? Then get a bowler hat!

PUBLISHED: 11:24 13 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:57 05 October 2010

DON’T get a shock if you see office workers in London looking like something out of Clockwork Orange.’ City slickers are turning the sartorial clock back to the days of wearing posh bowler hats to raise cash for orphan children around the world. Firms are asking staff to keeping their recession worries under their hats on Friday the 13th—Bowler Hat’ Day

DON’T get a shock if you see office workers in London looking like something out of Clockwork Orange.’

City slickers are turning the sartorial clock back to the days of wearing posh bowler hats to raise cash for orphan children around the world.

Firms in the Square Mile are asking staff to keeping their recession worries under their hats on Friday the 13th—hopefully lucky for some—on Bowler Hat’ Day.

“Friday the 13th is traditionally a day for bad things to happen,” said lawyer Alex Meredith who dreamed up the idea. “But this time we’re going to raise a smile for one special day.

“The City will look like something from another era, showing that London is still very much open for business.

“But it will also help us remember there are millions of children all over the world whose parents are not there to bail them out in difficult times, let alone their government.”

Alex got the idea after visiting an SOS Children’s Village in Kazakhstan in Central Asia.

Sales of bowler hats are expected to peak’ on February 13, the day before St Valentine’s Day. So if City workers want to get ahead—they should get a hat.


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